A new research from the US warns that air pollution and ozone levels may also play a role in precipitating heart attacks. Rice University (Houston) statisticians Katherine Ensor and Loren Raun analysed eight years’ worth of
According to a Global Burden of Disease (GBD) report, outdoor air pollution has become the fifth largest killer in India after high blood pressure, indoor air pollution, tobacco smoking and poor nutrition. The report says that
Mumbai has an alarming 647 vehicles per kilometre of road length. According to experts a steady speed of 50 kmph is ideal to ensure low emission. But with congestion on the city's roads vehicles are forced to drive below the
India has 2.6crore births annually. 1 in every 4 babies born among them is of low weight (< 2.5kg). And now scientists may have found the reason why.
Pregnant mothers exposed to air pollution emitted by vehicles are
Ozone, even at low levels, can affect worker performance significantly, says the first ever research on the direct impact of pollution on individual productivity. The findings suggest that environmental protection is important
The WHO Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 – the largest ever study of its kind that looks to investigate the global distribution of major diseases, injuries and health risk factors – found some startling facts about
The unexpected figure on the air pollution by the new Global Burden of Disease (GBD) count has shocked the officials at Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). The findings say that outdoor air pollution is one of the top ten
According to a study released on Friday, outdoor air pollution has been listed as one of the top ten killers in the world, with 65 percent of the air pollution deaths occurring in Asia and close to quarter of this in India.
Delhi went under a thick blanket of smog during the first week of November. The breeze nearly stopped, and the skies turned grey and dank. Cool and calm weather led to fumes settling close to the ground. People held masks,
Scientists from the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune and Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) have forecast on Tuesday that this Children's Day would witness the extreme pollution day of this year.
Diwali, the festival of lights is upon us and it’s probably the most dangerous of all Indian festivals. Every year, clinics are full of people who suffer from various post-Diwali complications. Firecrackers are the major
With the festival of lights just around the corner, Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belgaum, is organising a campaign against noise and air pollution. The students of the university plan to organise this drive in
When exposed to traffic related pollution children with allergies are vulnerable to diminished lung function up to eight years of age, says a study.
‘Earlier studies have shown that children are highly susceptible to the
India is now ahead of China - and everyone else - in having the dubious distinction of having the world’s most polluted air. Earlier this year an Environment Performance Index (EPI) report placed India at the bottom of the 132